What is SAP ERP?

SAP ERP is the comprehensive Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software used by tens of thousands of companies around the world, offered by the world-renowned German software company SAP. It is commonly used to manage back-office activities like human resources, accounting and financial, manufacturing and supply chain management, sales and distribution, procurement and logistics, product lifecycle management, customer relationship management, and business intelligence.

How does the SAP ERP System Work?

SAP ERP is a business-class enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. It's a centralized system for businesses that allows each department to access and share common data to create a better working environment for every employee in the company.

ERP systems are designed to facilitate data sharing across departments and organizations. If a project requires the use of shared resources, ERP systems can be set up to automatically make those resources available when needed.

ERPs also can help organizations manage more time-sensitive tasks like invoicing and project management since they make it easier to track who did what and when. And since you can access your company's information from anywhere with an internet connection, you can even work from home without leaving your desk.

Functions of SAP ERP

Some of the functions that SAP ERP offers to businesses are financial management, production planning, human resource management and supply chain management. The financial management function in SAP ERP allows companies to track and manage their finances, including accounts payable and receivable, budgeting and the creation of financial statements. Production planning enables companies to plan, monitor and control production processes. The Human Capital Management module helps organizations manage their payroll, recruitment, onboarding, performance management, and compensation processes. This module helps organizations attract, retain, and develop top talent. The Logistics module helps organizations manage their materials, warehouse, and transportation processes. It helps streamline the order-to-cash process and provides end-to-end visibility of the supply chain. The Corporate Services module helps organizations manage their customer service, sales, and marketing processes. It helps organizations respond quickly to customer inquiries and identify and capitalize on new opportunities.

SAP ERP also offers a range of other features such as analytics and reporting, customer relationship management and enterprise resource planning modules. With these tools, businesses can better manage their operations, increase their profitability and achieve greater efficiency. Today, integrated business process management has gained serious importance. At this point, SAP is preferred by businesses because it offers end-to-end functions.

What is SAP ERP Central Component (SAP ECC)?

SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) is the previous generation of SAP's enterprise resource planning software. It was developed and released as a successor to SAP R/3, which had been around since 1992. Although it's no longer being developed, ECC is still in widespread use, with more than 170,000 companies running ECC 6.0, the final major release.

ECC can be used to run just about any part of a business, from accounting and human resources to supply chain management and customer relationship management. The software can support any industry or country-specific rules or regulations that might exist for those activities.ECC was available in two different versions:

ECC 5.0, released in 2004, and ECC 6.0, released in 2006

The current version of SAP's ERP software is S/4HANA. S/4HANA is built to run on SAP HANA, the company's in-memory database.

Advantages of SAP ERP

  • Increased Efficiency

SAP ERP provides businesses with an integrated system of processes and applications that streamline their core operations. This helps businesses to standardize processes, automate manual tasks, reduce errors and improve efficiency.

  •  Improved Visibility

With an integrated system of processes and applications, SAP ERP can provide businesses with real-time insights into their operations, allowing them to make smarter decisions and stay ahead of the competition.

  • Reduced Costs

Through automation and streamlined processes, SAP ERP can help businesses reduce their costs and increase their profitability.

  • Increased Customer Satisfaction

By improving the efficiency and visibility of their operations, businesses can provide better customer service and increase customer satisfaction.

What is SAP Consultancy?

SAP consultancy is the name given to the support service received from SAP experts in order to optimize the ERP processes of companies using SAP.

The need for SAP consultation arises from the fact that it is inevitable for organizations to make a mistake when implementing their own systems, or even if they have been working for years, it is necessary to update them according to the changing conditions.

Companies that cannot provide sufficient and expert manpower in terms of keeping their own systems active and efficient generally prefer to receive this service from external companies in order to increase their existing capacities.

The main goal of SAP consultancy is to enable customers to use their systems more efficiently by eliminating errors and weak points in their existing processes, increasing productivity, and using the software effectively. For this purpose, the company receiving this service provides all kinds of support such as problem-solving, method improvement, resource management, training and so on.

Another very important part of SAP consultancy is the process called “SAP Audit”. This process can be considered as a kind of health check for the system. In this process, it is examined how well a company's SAP system works and whether there are any problems in its processes.

MDP Group is a technology and consultancy company that has been providing SAP module consultancy services to businesses since 2013. MDP Group has successfully implemented more than 1100 projects by serving in more than 30 countries.


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